Backpage Roundup: Wenger Tells Gervinho to Relax, Ramsey Not Regretting Arsenal Move, Giroud in Bullish Mood, Jovetic’s Price Tag and More

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Wenger Tells Gervinho to Relax for Greater Accuracy Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal striker Gervinho is not ‘clinical’ in front of the goal but believes his finishing would improve if he calmed down a little. The 25-year-old Ivorian created two goals and scored one in the Gunners’ 4-1 win over Reading at Emirates on […]

Backpage Roundup: Wenger Expects ‘Open Game’ Against City, Nasri Grateful to Wenger, PL Won’t Tell Clubs to Reduce Prices, Gunners Ready for Tough Month and More

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Wenger Expecting ‘Open Game’ Against City Arsene Wenger believes that Arsenal’s Premier League clash with champions Manchester City on Sunday is a make or break fixture for both the clubs involved. The Gunners need all three points on the offer to stay close to the top four clubs, while the Blues pursuit of league leaders […]

Is Arsenal’s glass half full or half empty?

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With Arsenal’s Champions League recent performance against Schalke in Germany as well as the season in general, some supporters are going to view the club’s glass as half full while many others are seeing it as half empty. The team showed it is still suffering from the Jeckyl and Hyde syndrome as it looked great […]

Backpage Roundup: Parlour Blasts ‘Joke’ Santos, Tony Adams Dismisses Arsenal’s Title Chances, Wenger Unhappy With Vermaelen’s Error, Bender Not For Sale and More

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Arsenal Can’t Win With Current Transfer Policy – Tony Adams Arsenal legend Tony Adams has said that the club’s policy of selling their best players is why they cannot win the Premier League title anymore. Adams, who played 672 games for Arsenal during his professional career, also criticised the club’s habit of letting contract renewal […]

Backpage roundup: Wenger won’t rush Wilshere, Poldi loving Arsenal life, Arteta praises full-back duo, Nasri unfit and more

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Wenger Won’t Rush Wilshere Arsene Wenger has admitted that he will have to be careful in incorporating fit-again midfielder Jack Wilshere back in the Arsenal first-team. The 20-year-old playmaker finally returned to full training on Thursday after spending more than a year on the sidelines due to a series of ankle, knee and foot injuries. […]

Backpage roundup: Drogba not Arsenal bound, Barca target three more Gunners, Sagna going nowhere, Wenger in no rush to sign new deal, Santos’ driving charges and more

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Wenger Downplays ‘Drogba to Arsenal’ Rumour Arsene Wenger has downplayed media reports linking Arsenal with a shock move for former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. The Ivory Coast international, who now plays for Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua, is purportedly looking to come back to European football, having grown tired of his current club’s internal […]

Will somebody please make a decision on RVP

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Sky Sports ran an article on Tuesday night  (July 10) claiming that striker Robin van Persie might reconsider his decision to re-sign with Arsenal and many websites jumped all over it. However, the article didn’t last long and within a couple of hours it had disappeared from the Sky site. Perhaps the Dutchman is trying […]

How will RVP decision affect Arsenal’s stance on Walcott?

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When a football player remains silent for weeks or even months on end about his future at a specific football club, you know there’s a good chance he’s not quite happy with his situation. When Robin van Persie announced he wasn’t going to re-sign with Arsenal it shouldn’t have surprised anybody. It doesn’t take that […]

Usmanov and Moshiri lay into Kroenke and Arsenal board

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There are a lot of Arsenal supporters upset over Robin van Persie’s statement, which revealed he wasn’t going to sign a contract extension with the club. There were a few shareholders who weren’t very happy either, especially Alisher Usmanov and Farhad Moshiri. Usmanov and Moshiri, who are the club’s second-largest shareholders with a combined 30 […]

Attacking football’s back….at least for the moment

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It seems that attacking football’s the in thing again and in fact, it’s so popular at the moment that even the Italians are joining in on the fun. It’s actually becoming hard to stereotype footballing nations these days because of all the changes in playing style. Germany is no longer robotic and it seems England […]

Backpage roundup: Djourou, van Persie, Dzagoev and Nasri

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Djourou’s Agent Discusses Potential Summer Moves Johan Djourou’s agent Flavio Ferraria has hinted that his client is on the wish list of several European clubs, including Italian outfit Napoli. The 25-year-old centre-half is currently on a long-term deal at Arsenal but is not considered an integral part of the club’s first team squad any more, […]

Backpage roundup: ‘Scurrilous’ Wilshere rumour, Nasri’s jibe and more

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Nasri: Swapping Arsenal for City Was the Right Decision Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri is hoping that the people who vilified him for leaving Arsenal now understand that it was the right decision for his career. The 24-year-old former Gunner joined the City revolution in the summer of 2011 for a reported transfer fee of […]

Gazidis paints rosy picture

Ivan Gazidis, the Arsenal chief executive, spoke to Arsenal Media on Tuesday, a day ahead of his meeting with the Arsenal Supporters’ Trust on Wednesday, to appease fans with positive, prepared answers on a wide variety of topics. While it would be possible to take excerpts from Gazidis’ statements, and put this into an article […]

Arsenal in the media: pressure, loyalty and fancy dress

If you’re reading this, then the likelihood is you’re a ‘mug.’ You’re a mug because you gave Ashley Cole stick for leaving Arsenal to join Chelsea. A mug for feeling angry that Cole left Arsenal because the club only offered him £55,000 a week, which made him feel ‘unvalued.’ And an even bigger mug, if […]

Backpage Roundup: Benayoun D-day, Diame’s Arsenal Snub and More

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Arsenal Told to Decide About Benayoun Arsenal have been informed by Chelsea that they need to make a swift decision over whether they want to sign Yossi Benayoun on a permanent deal or not. (The Daily Mail) Benayoun, who spent the 2011/12 season on loan at Arsenal, impressed during his time in North London and […]

Backpage Roundup: Vieira, RVP’s Media Ban, Wilshere’s New Injury and More

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More Surgery for Wilshere Arsenal starlet Jack Wilshere is all set to go under the knife once again in order to rectify a knee setback that he suffered during his rehabilitation from his long-term ankle injury. (Goal.com) The 20-year-old midfielder played no part in Arsenal’s 2011/12 football season due to his ankle problem and he […]

Arsenalinsider’s End Of Season Review

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James Curtis ARSENAL’S ‘UNSUCCESSFUL’ SEASON: AN ALTERNATIVE REVIEW Robin van Persie was spotted in The Gunners pub shortly after the West Brom game. At one point he was seen riding the shoulders of a stout, balding supporter. A few minutes later he was behind the grill at Piebury Corner. Arsenal fans came and went, but […]

Wilshere: Win trophy and rub Nasri’s face in it

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Jack Wilshere is bidding to bring some silverware to the Arsenal next season and have the chance to goad former Gunners star Samir Nasri in the process. Nasri won the Premier League title with Manchester City and wasted no time in throwing his success in the faces of Gooners who had blasted him for his […]

Podolski and Van Persie Rumours add to Football circus

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After being involved in football and other sports for more years than I care to remember, I realize there’s something drastically wrong with the way the press has turned sports reporting into nothing more than an ongoing soap opera. This is especially true in football with the recent rumours regarding Germany’s Lucas Podolski and Arsenals’ […]

Wenger says he will not be forced to spend

Wenger says he will not be forced to spend

After a string of bad results the Arsenal manager says he will not bow to pressure and spend on new players. Ahead of what is a crucial, and probably season ending game for the Gunners should they lose at home to North London rivals Tottenham Hotspurs. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he does not care […]

TGIF : Is Gazidis next in the firing line?

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Well another week comes to an end and increasingly the running of Arsenal Football Club is becoming more of an issue than the performances on the field. The clock is ticking and with 12 days left in the transfer window, the likelihood of Arsenal strengthening to the level required to mount a realistic assault upon […]

Arsenal Reveal Squad For Benfica

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Arsenal have named the 19-man squad that have arrived in Portugal, ahead of tomorrow’s match with Benfica. Arsene Wenger and his team landed in Portugal tonight, and are all set to play their last game of this pre-season in Lisbon tomorrow night. The squad is as follows, in alphabetical order: Arshavin, Chamakh, Djourou, Fabianski, Frimpong, […]

Thursday’s Weather Was A Great Relief

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Despite the miserably poor weather in North London yesterday, Arsenal were still able to host an open training session for fans at Emirates Stadium, as part of the traditional Member’s Day. Arsenal were also set to take the new official squad photo, but a downpour of rain prevented the club from doing so. Much to […]